OSHA has convoluted regulations regarding employees working in confined spaces. A confined space is an area that an employee can enter with the entire body, but which is too small to safely work in for long periods of time, such as tunnels, air ducts and some industrial equipment. Not following the OSHA guidelines on confined spaces can result in hefty penalties, and even loss of life.
The Confined Spaces poster is a handy reference for safety officers, employees and supervisors on these detailed federal regulations. The poster’s key feature is a complete, yet easy-to-follow decision flow chart detailing when employees may or may not work in confined spaces. The flow chart will help even the newest supervisor to know when the proper permits are in place, to allow work in confined spaces.